Premier League team news: Stoke v Chelsea

Erik Pieters is out of action. Photo: PA

Full-back Erik Pieters is Stoke's main doubt for their Premier League clash with Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

The Holland international was forced off at half-time of Wednesday's draw against Cardiff with a groin strain and a late decision will be made on his availability.

Striker Jonathan Walters has recovered from the dead leg that brought to an end his run of 102 consecutive Premier League starts but defender Robert Huth (knee) and winger Matthew Etherington (back) are out.

Chelsea defender David Luiz will miss the clash with Stoke City with a knee injury.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho insists a date for Luiz's return has yet to be set.

A late decision will be made on midfielder Oscar, who has recovered from an ankle problem, and striker Samuel Eto'o is back from a groin problem.

Provisional squads

Stoke: Begovic, Sorensen, Muniesa, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron, Wilkinson, Whelan, Pennant, Palacios, Shea, Nzonzi, Adam, Assaidi, Ireland, Jones, Walters, Crouch.

Chelsea: Cech, Schwarzer, Ivanonvic, Cole, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Cahill, Terry, Mikel, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Schurrle, De Brunye, Hazard, Willian, Torres, Eto'o, Ba.